NT 4 to 2003

NT 4 to 2003

Post by bGtuNGhsc » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 03:39:05



My current DC is 4.0 I have a brand new box for the 2003 server to be
installed on. I installed 2003 Standard edition on it and running it under a
new domain name. I installed ADMT, created the proper trusts between the 4.0
box and 2003 box. The ADMT requires the 2003 to be running in the forest
functional level of Windows server 2003 level. That tool brings over the
ACL's, users, permissions etc. I was planning on unplugging my current NT
4.0 DC and all NT member servers then changing the new 2003 DC to the domain
the 4.0 box was running under? Is this possible? I know the Exchange 5.5
needs to be addressed as well but before I continue in my test environment I
wanted to make sure I can change my domain name on my new 2003 DC....?
 
 
 

NT 4 to 2003

Post by ksheng » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:33:14

ello,

Thank you for your post.

Generally speaking, it's okay to rename the domain in a Windows Server 2003
forest that has a forest functional level of Windows Server 2003. For more
inforamtion, take a look at the following URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/techre
f/en-us/Default.asp?url=/Resources/Documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/techre
f/en-us/W2K3TR_ad_ium_over.asp
(See the "Domain Rename" part)

For detail steps to do the domain rename, refer to the KB:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/downloads/domainrename.mspx

But, I am a little confused for the inquiry "I was planning on unplugging
my current NT 4.0 DC and all NT member servers then changing the new 2003
DC to the domain the 4.0 box was running under?" If you want to replace all
the NT4 DCs in the domain, please perform the followings.

a. Refer to the following URL to upgrade the new computer to a 2003 DC in
the NT4 domain:
326209 How To Upgrade a Windows NT 4.0-Based PDC to a Windows Server
2003-Based
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326209

b. And then change the function level and remove the all the Nt4 DCs.
It is not necessary for you to use ADMT at all and no need to change the
domain name.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to let me know. I am happy to be of further assistance. Thank you
for your time and cooperation!

Sincerely,
Carsyn Gu
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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| My current DC is 4.0 I have a brand new box for the 2003 server to be
| installed on. I installed 2003 Standard edition on it and running it
under a
| new domain name. I installed ADMT, created the proper trusts between the
4.0
| box and 2003 box. The ADMT requires the 2003 to be running in the forest
| functional level of Windows server 2003 level. That tool brings over the
| ACL's, users, permissions etc. I was planning on unplugging my current
NT
| 4.0 DC and all NT member servers then changing the new 2003 DC to the
domain
| the 4.0 box was running under? Is this possible? I know the Exchange
5.5
| needs to
 
 
 

NT 4 to 2003

Post by bGtuNGhsc » Thu, 11 Nov 2004 03:53:03

hanks for your reply: Clarification- What I meant by unplugging is I will
not be utilizing the old boxes w/ NT 4.0 on them at all. I am getting rid of
them completely.
But when I am gathering the info. from 4.0 via the ADMT tool I have the new
2003 server on a different domain w/ trusts built.
I am not doing an "upgrade" but rather a clean install of 2003 on a new box,
using ADMT to bring over users, groups etc. My problem lies when I want to
go "live" on my new 2003. I was hoping for an easy domain rename option, I
will read the link regarding that and hope it will work.
I did not choose to install NT 4.0 on the new server because of all the
incompatibility issues w/ drivers and hardware issues etc. I thought it
would be easier for a clean install and move info. Open for your
advice.....thanks for your help.

"Carsyn Gu [MSFT]" wrote:

 
 
 

NT 4 to 2003

Post by ksheng » Thu, 11 Nov 2004 11:22:49

i,

Thanks for replying.

May I describe your inquiry as following?

1.You want to migrate everything to the new domain and then change the
domain name same as the old one with the NT 4 domain.
Yes this is possible.

2. What do you need to do while using the ADMT to migrate everything and
then do a domain rename with the random.exe utility.
Since you do not want to use the upgrade, this is the only way for your to
achieve the aim. Please use the random.exe to rename domain after
migration.

Sincerely,
Carsyn Gu
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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| Thanks for your reply: Clarification- What I meant by unplugging is I
will
| not be utilizing the old boxes w/ NT 4.0 on them at all. I am getting
rid of
| them completely.
| But when I am gathering the info. from 4.0 via the ADMT tool I have the
new
| 2003 server on a different domain w/ trusts built.
| I am not doing an "upgrade" but rather a clean install of 2003 on a new
box,
| using ADMT to bring over users, groups etc. My problem lies when I want
to
| go "live" on my new 2003. I was hoping for an easy domain rename option,
I
| will read the link regarding that and hope it will work.
| I did not choose to install NT 4.0 on the new server because of all the
| incompatibility issues w/ drivers and hardware issues etc. I thought it
| would be easier for a clean install and move info. Open for your
| advice.....thanks for your help.
|
| "Carsyn Gu [MSFT]" wrote:
|
| > Hello,
| >
| > Thank you for your post.
| >
| > Generally speaking, it's okay to rename the domain in a Windows Server
2003
| > forest that has a forest functional level of Windows Server 2003. For
more
| > inforamtion, take a look at the following URL:
| >
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/techre
| >
f/en-us/Default.asp?url=/Resources/Documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/techre
| > f/en-us/W2K3TR_ad_ium_over.asp
| > (See the "Domain Rename" part)
| >
| > For detail steps to do th